Quebec Spotlight: Marie-Christine Leblanc is back after a two-year hiatus

The host Marie-Christine Leblanc returned to our screens after a two-year hiatus, during which the 35-year-old devoted herself to her family and the projects she wanted to achieve for a long time. time. “I also see the reasons why I do my job,” he said log.

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Pregnant with her second child in the midst of a pandemic, the journalist withdrew during her maternity leave. When he returned, he felt he was not ready to continue the work he had been doing at TVA Quebec for 13 years now, and because of this he lost a little “fire”, he admits. .

“I am still tired and I realize that I have lost a lot of time with my family. I was very sick,” explained the mother, who chose to continue her vacation with a year sabbatical “to fill the family time, but also to mark the little dreams of my bucket list“.


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He was not idle: he wrote a series of four children’s books, Holy-Mermaid-at-the-end-of-the-world, with his friend, comedian PA Méthot. He dreamed of exploiting his entrepreneurial spirit, which he did by launching The planting boxa starter set for apprentice gardeners, where he hires people with autism, while continuing his involvement with Leucan.

The love of the profession

This two-year break allowed him to learn to better reconcile work and family, but it was also a time to question his future in the world of media. After reflection, he came back “knowing that I still love it, and more importantly, why I do it,” he said.

“I really missed art for two years. The first time I saw a show, I cried because I said, “I miss everything”. I can’t believe I cut myself off from what I love so much. […] Without culture, who survived the pandemic? It is difficult for the artistic community, so I find it more important that my role is to promote them.

7e time of Spotlight

Bubbly journalist Pascale Robitaille is warming up to her place at the helm Spotlight on Quebecc in his absence.

Back with her deep human approach and great listening ability, Marie-Christine Leblanc enthusiastically talks to us about 7e season, which started last Saturday.


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Among other things, he wants to inform us about the singular journeys of artists from the capital, such as Olivier Côté-Méthot, alias Metò, a musician from Limoilou whose role is as a caretaker of his father encouraged him to write an EP.

Spotlight on Quebec also highlight the unusual stories of local business personalities and meet immigrants who will share their culture with us. The show will also look at topics as broad as funeral homes, to explore how the pandemic has changed the way we mourn.

“Humans are at the heart of our reporting, as in all my projects,” he concluded.

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